Events this Spring

Thursday 12th May 2016 7pm - 9pm
The Art of Pure Observation of Things
An evening of drawing at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

Spend an evening brushing up your observation and sketching skills in the beautiful Watson Gallery beneath the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. Be inspired by the work of Agostino Scilla, a 17th century Renaissance artist and pioneer in the study of fossils, and have a go at creating your own observational masterpieces with some of the Museums most beautiful objects as your subject.

Agostino Scilla, often thought of as one of the founders of modern palaentology, observed that the fossils he collected were actually the remains of living things. learn more about his work, and his connections to the Sedgwick Museum Collection before embarking on your own exclusive evening of the 'Pure Observation of Things'. Plus get the chance to see beautiful examples of his work and handle 3D prints of this unique collection

All drawing materials provided.
Free - please use the link below to book your place.

Half Term

Wednesday 1st June 10.00-13.00Dino door hanger
Dino door hangers
Free family drop in

Get creative and make your own dinosaur door hanger. Let people know exactly whose room it is and if they can come in!

Don't fancy a door hanger? Then why not use it as a bookmark.

Summer events

Saturday 18th June 10.00-12.30 & 13.30-15.30Deinotherium suncatcher
Prehistoric suncatchers
Free family drop in

The summer holidays are approaching but who knows what the summer weather will bring! So why not brighten up your windows with your own prehistoric suncatcher.

Once you have made your suncatcher see if you can find your prehistoric animal in the museum.

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00 



Reuniting our important rock collections under one roof

Much of the Sedgwick Museum’s working geological collections, central to the research of many in the department and wider community, are currently housed in cramped and difficult conditions in the Atlas Building on the West Cambridge site. This building, at one time used by Shorts for the refurbishment of aircraft bombers, is a rather dilapidated former commercial unit fast approaching the end of its useful life. The newly proposed Geological Collections Store will adjoin the A.G. Brighton Building (the Sedgwick Museum’s conservation unit) and vastly improve accessibility.

Mary Caroline McKenny Hughes (1860-1916) – promoter of geology for women in the University